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to disassemble it and move it from a mill in maryland, where it was being cast in bronze, he refused to reveal how to take it apart, so work on the statute became stalled until a man by the name of phillip garrido sa this. -- philip reed. he was selected to cast the bronze statue. he attached an iron hook to the head of the statute, ever so gently lifted the top section until a hairline crack appeared. the crack indicated where the joints were, and he then repeated the operation until the five different sections of the statue were discovered. we know about him today because the son of a foundry owner shared his story with historians back in 1869, and it describes him as an expert and a model workmen and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. we stand here today not only because of him, but for other enslaved african americans like him who worked tirelessly, sacrificing. these plaques in their own right will serve as a symbol of their sacrifice and will be seen by visitors who entered the building forever more. in closing, i would just like to personally thank the members of the slave labor t
and the food goes far and wide. we, in the state of maryland, rely heavily on our friends in the gulf for oysters, for the well-known and yummy gulf shrimp, and not regrettably, but they are a good supplement to our wonderful chesapeake bay blue crabs. we need to know that seafood is safe, and the american public needs to know that the seafood is safe for the simple reason that we want them to continue to feel comfortable buying gulf products so that the economic consequences is not multiplied where first of all they have closed the fishing areas, and that i have closed the beaches, but they have closed the fishing areas and then people say, well, i'm not going the buy it, because i worry about it. one, we need to insure the safety and then we need good public information about that. i want to come back to that, but i want to go right to this idea of the unified command and who does what. i have been concerned about the unified command, because it sounds, to me, like when i heard it, it sounded so cool and command and control and decisive and quit-witted and swift of boat and foot. bu
benjamin sunlansarlan, morkiver, dana wolbank, thomas cook, andrew schneider, maryland to >> -- marilyn, del loveless, jim offstra, and a labor reporter for bloomberg news. [applause] don blankenship is one of the country's most talked-about co's because of his extensive involvement in local and state politics. but in recent months, he has been at the center of news stories and congressional investigations related to a disaster at his company's other big french mine in moscow, was virginia -- montcoal, west virginia. before the mine explosion, he was the subject of a book, "cold river." as a child in deaf west virginia, he had no indoor plumbing. as a young man, you work in a coal mine to put himself through college. he became an accountant and which is way up to head the country's fourth largest coal company. with current legislation making its way through congress and investigations continuing, mr. blankenship continue to be a figure in the news this year. he is here to discuss his views on the need for more surface mining. please welcome don blankenship. >> i want to thank everyone f
university law center and won a seat in the maryland senate. in 1975, he would elected president of the maryland s. in '81, he is elected to represent the congressional district. with speaker pelosi, he has kept an unrelenting focus on america's struggling workers. we look forward to hearing his thought about the right course to take. please come and join me in welcoming steny hoyer. [applause] >> thank you very much. i am always pleased to be here. i am particularly pleased to be here facilitated by the action fund. thank you very much. i had the opportunity to speak before we came in. i am always pleased to be here with my good in here from martin frost. thank you for being here. america has faced its share of trials, at times when not as our economy but our nation seemed in decline. each time with ingenuity, hard work, and are distinctly american optimism, we have built our way out and we have to emerge stronger. no one doubts this as one of those tested times. the question will be in front of us is not where we are. it is where we go from here. it is a choice between too dram
clapper. >> madam chair, if i may thank my friend from maryland for helping me get my voice back, and wish her a very happy birthday. >> happy birthday, senator. we could sing a rousing verse. i think that should be a state secret. [laughter] >> we will not turn, the general clapper, if you like to introduce her family. we like to welcome >> could you see that the mike is on? can you turn it up? pull it closer to you if you can. it should resonate. if somebody could see if we can get a mic to general clapper that would work. >> i work for the federal government and i am here to fix your mic. >> can we try again at full voice? let's see what happens. david, let's do something. >> [inaudible] >> no, we cannot. what i would like to suggest, we will take a brief pause and get the microphone fixed. we want to catch every syllable. we will be in quick recess. >> we will reconvene. it general, if you like to proceed, please. >> distinguished members of the committee, it is indeed a privilege and honor to appear here as president obama's nominee to serve as the fourth director of national intellig
, and that is in the senate now. chris van hollen of maryland has made a big, has had great leadership on this so tell the senate to pass the disclose act. tell all of us to pass this public financing. what is the official title of that? fair elections. we all know what it means. it means people being in charge of government. it is very, very important. lots of people are working very very hard on it so let's grab that all of us and run with it and see if we can't get the biggest on this vote on that. john larsen, part of the democratic leadership, has just been relentless on this and jan schakowsky has been a leader on this issue. donna edwards, part of who you are for a long time, so they are all together on this but i like to show strength, so going to the floor. >> i said at the beginning, reference that with the elections in 2006 when we won the congress and especially when we elected a president of the united states, that the leverage change. and all the things that rachel is saying and the president was saying and we were talking about wall street reform, it is about the consumers. thank you el
's an interesting book, i think it was rine hart and ro golf, professor from the university of maryland and from harvard who wrote a book "this time it's different" which chronicles the last years of history and once you get to 90% of debt to gdp, really bad things happen to one's economy. and we're close to that number. aren't we too late given the fact that the president isn't engaged and we're still at the commission level? >> alan said he couldn't quite hear. >> i have a hearing aid, but i would left it in the hotel. and somehow, the reverb ration, i can hear all that here but i don't quite get the corner. so it was a tough question and therefore i'll give it toers kin. >> we finish each other's sentences, we have dinner together the two of us all the time. we are partners completely. all good questions governor sanford, there are lots of skeptics. some commissions have worked, some haven't. al served on one that worked very well on the iraq study commission where i think now 59 of the recommendations have been adopted. as i said, i did personally negotiate the first balanced budget in our g
of pennsylvania, new jersey, georgia, connecticut, massachusetts, maryland, south carolina, new hampshire, virginia, new york, north carolina, and rhode island. although not enounsuated by any act of congress, the colors of the flag have come to have a special meaning. in a report written by the secretary of the continental congress, charles thompson, the colors of the seal of the united states are defined as white, signifying purity and innocence, red signifying hardiness and valor, and blue signifying perseverance and justice. through the centuries of its existence, the flag has undergone a number of changes. the first went into effect after the signing of the flag act of 1794 by president george washington. this act of congress changed the number of stars in the flag to 15 to accommodate for kentucky and vermont the newly admitted state into the union. it also called for 15 stripes to go on the floog. the only official flag not to possess 13 stripes. the flag act of 1818 signed into law by president james monroe, the last founding father to serve as president, set the common standards
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